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Birnesite specimen

Posted by Jonathan Levinger  
Birnesite specimen
January 24, 2012 04:34AM
I would like to purchase this from a friend but do not know what to offer him?
I have few other specimens put a side and may want to make an offer for all of this as a lot.
Any ideas?
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avatar Re: Birnesite specimen
January 25, 2012 04:15PM
How large is this specimen?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Birnesite specimen
January 25, 2012 04:56PM
It is about 3 3/4" long and about 1" wide and very sharp.
avatar Re: Birnesite specimen
February 05, 2012 03:40PM
I assume it is a pseudomorph after serandite? Its a nice specimen. Perhaps $200. Those who dig St.Hilaire specimens really like them. Perhaps even a bit more. It will appeal to pseudomorph collectors as well. I have seen substantially larger specimens of this type.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Birnesite specimen
February 05, 2012 04:53PM
Thanks again
"I have seen substantially larger specimens of this type."
this helps me in making my decision, my friend asked for $500 and after your info I will offer him $300. I may go for another hundred more But will think about it. All this dealing puts me a little in a conflict of interest since he is asking me to sell this stuff for him and now I want it myself. Should I feel uncomfortable about this?
Tim Jokela
Re: Birnesite specimen
February 13, 2012 06:02AM
$500 seems emminently reasonable for such a sharp and large example of a unique pseudomorph, especially considering how long ago they came out, and the fact that MSH is basically kaput as a source of minerals...

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